The Automotive Hall of Fame has an annual tradition of celebrating the accomplishments of inductees, paying homage to alumni. This year the hall remembers and embraces the inductees from years 1971, 1975, 1981, 1985, and so on through the year 2006. This includes the man who is mostly responsible for creating the Corvette program, Zora Arkus-Duntov, and the first ever automotive styling director, Harley Earl. Earl was director of GM Design from 1927 until 1958, and many of the vehicles that saw his final say in design are regarded as some of the greatest pieces of historic Americana.
Both of them have been immortalized as some of the most influential people in the automotive industry ever, let alone General Motors.
The re-induction of Duntov and Earl will be announced at the class of 2016 induction ceremony – which will be held on July 21 at the Cobo Center in Detroit. If you would like to know more details about the ceremony, click here.